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Wooden Shjips
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Hailing from San Francisco, psychedelic group Wooden Shjips, has just released their newest album Back to Land. The album brings together a sound crafted from inspirations that range from psychedelic music to classic rock.

The album is an entire trip in itself.  One can hear hints of 80s music, classic rock, and modern garage rock styles in the record, but they always resolve back to their classic psychedelic sound. With tracks like “In The Roses,” which brings a very spacey, low volume vocals, and a lo-fi sound that is not too cheesy or under produced. to “Ghouls,” which is a much faster, much more psychedelic rock sounding song that takes influences from classic rock guitar chords, while still utilizing classic psychedelic synthesizers.

Most songs on the album carry a jam-band sound, without becoming too abstract or getting too carried away. And in some cases, the music is so vast in genre diversity, one is surprised at the resulting sound, such as in the track, “These Shadows”, which starts off with an extremely catchy intro guitar riff and carries a vague David Bowie meets Velvet Underground sound.

“Back to Land” is a great piece of work that utilizes the potential of each member of Wooden Shjips effectively and thoroughly.

Most importantly, “Back to Land” is an experimentation of how far the psychedelic genre can stretch while still successfully staying true to its roots.


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It's that time of the year folks!

Submit your band for The Deli's Best of [YOUR SCENE] 2014 Poll for Emerging Artists - who wins gets featured in our SXSW pocket issue, distributed in Austin during Music Week! (Other prizes to be announced...)

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November 20, 2014
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Oakland based alt country band, T Sisters will be performing live at Leo's Nightclub in Oakland on December 12th with Portland based band Shook Twins. If you're in the East Bay and you're into listening to some great Americana music, you should do your best to make it out. Mix up your music taste and your favorite music venue selection this holiday season!

November 25, 2014
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The 2013 Deli Magazine San Francisco Artist of the Year, Down Dirty Shake are finally releasing their debut self titled album! They're celebrating the release with the San Francisco based orchestral rock band, Battlehooch who is also releasing their new album, WINK. The show is going down at Bottom of the Hill this Saturday, November 22nd.

A special performance by local super group, Kokomo Hum featuring Sean Mabry of Maus Haus and members of Mwahaha, Batttlehooch, White Cloud, and Paint The Trees White will open the show. White Light Prism will be doing visuals as well!

This is going to be a really big show! If you're going to finish out the year with one major local show, this is the one to attend. Congrats to both bands on their album releases!

 

November 20, 2014
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San Francisco based garage rock band, Hungry Skinny has released a biker centric, garage rock track called, Hot Dang. This fast paced track is catchy and includes a shout worthy hook that would drag anyone to the dance floor. The band plans to premiere the music video at Amnesia this Saturday, November 22nd.

Check out the song below and get ready for much more to come from Hungry Skinny!

November 20, 2014
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Congratulations to the Oakland based sound experimentalist and performer, RZN8R for winning The Deli Magazine San Francisco's artist of the month poll! RZN8TR stands out from the rest and puts an interesting spin on electronic music! We dig listening to what he comes up with from track to track.

We wish this local artist all the best in his future endeavors!

November 19, 2014
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San Francisco based musician, Jared Cohen has released a new EP entitled, Counting Up the Years. Cohen went more alternative and heavier with this new release after creating more electro-folk songs in the past. That's alright, change is good. You can be the judge and listen to a couple of singles from the new album below!

November 17, 2014
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